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Another word for cant

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Noun
  1. A variety of a language that differs from the standard form

      1. The everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary language.
      2. A variety of such everyday language specific to a social group or region:
      3. The specialized vocabulary of a particular trade, profession, or group:
      1. A regional dialect, especially one without a literary tradition.
      2. Nonstandard speech.
      3. The special jargon of a group; cant.
      1. The specialized vocabulary of a particular field or social group, especially when viewed as unfamiliar:
      1. The specialized language of a trade, profession, or similar group, especially when viewed as difficult to understand by outsiders:
      2. Nonsensical or incoherent language:
      3. A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. Not in technical use.
      1. A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists:
      2. A variety of language that with other varieties constitutes a single language of which no single variety is standard:
      3. The language peculiar to the members of a group, especially in an occupation; jargon:
      1. A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group:
    See also:

    words

  2. Specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture

      1. All the words of a language.
      2. The sum of words used by, understood by, or at the command of a particular person or group.
      3. A list of words and often phrases, usually arranged alphabetically and defined or translated; a lexicon or glossary.
      1. The everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary language.
      2. A variety of such everyday language specific to a social group or region:
      3. The specialized vocabulary of a particular trade, profession, or group:
      1. The vocabulary of technical terms used in a particular field, subject, science, or art; nomenclature.
      2. The study of nomenclature.
      1. A regional dialect, especially one without a literary tradition.
      2. Nonstandard speech.
      3. The special jargon of a group; cant.
      1. The specialized vocabulary of a particular field or social group, especially when viewed as unfamiliar:
      1. A dictionary.
      2. A stock of terms used in a particular profession, subject, or style; a vocabulary:
      3. The morphemes of a language considered as a group.
      1. Communication of thoughts and feelings through a system of arbitrary signals, such as voice sounds, gestures, or written symbols.
      2. Such a system including its rules for combining its components, such as words.
      3. Such a system as used by a nation, people, or other distinct community; often contrasted with dialect.
      1. The specialized language of a trade, profession, or similar group, especially when viewed as difficult to understand by outsiders:
      2. Nonsensical or incoherent language:
      3. A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. Not in technical use.
      1. A speech form or an expression of a given language that is peculiar to itself grammatically or cannot be understood from the individual meanings of its elements, as in keep tabs on.
      2. The specific grammatical, syntactic, and structural character of a given language.
      3. Regional speech or dialect.
      1. A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists:
      2. A variety of language that with other varieties constitutes a single language of which no single variety is standard:
      3. The language peculiar to the members of a group, especially in an occupation; jargon:
      1. A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group:
    See also:

    words

  3. Deviation from a particular direction

      1. The end of a pointed or projecting object.
      2. A piece or an attachment, such as a cap or ferrule, meant to be fitted to the end of something else:
      3. To furnish with a tip.
      1. To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline:
      2. To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another:
      3. To aim or thrust (a lance) in a joust.
      1. To diverge from the vertical or horizontal; incline:
      2. To move or walk:
      3. To cause to slope:
      1. To give a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal to; make diagonal; cause to slope:
      2. To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience:
      3. To have or go in a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal; slope.
      1. A long-handled implement with a row of projecting teeth at its head, used especially to gather leaves or to loosen or smooth earth.
      2. A device that resembles such an implement.
      3. To gather or move with or as if with a rake:
      1. A series of names, words, or other items written, printed, or imagined one after the other:
      2. A considerable number; a long series:
      3. To make a list of; itemize:
      1. To bend or slant away from the vertical.
      2. To incline the weight of the body so as to be supported:
      3. To rely for assistance or support:
      1. To cause (someone) to have a certain tendency: dispose:
      2. To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
      3. To cause to lean, slant, or slope:
      1. The act of inclining or the state of being inclined; a bend or tilt:
      2. A deviation or the degree of deviation from the horizontal or vertical; a slant:
      3. The angle between two lines or planes:
      1. The rounded posterior portion of the human foot under and behind the ankle.
      2. The corresponding part of the hind foot of other vertebrates.
      3. A similar anatomical part, such as the fleshy rounded base of the human palm or the hind toe of a bird.
      1. A rate of inclination; a slope.
      2. An ascending or descending part; an incline.
      3. The rate at which a physical quantity, such as temperature or pressure, changes in response to changes in a given variable, especially distance.
      1. A stage or degree in a process.
      2. A position in a scale of size, quality, or intensity:
      3. An accepted level or standard.
Verb
  1. To depart or cause to depart from true vertical or horizontal

      1. The end of a pointed or projecting object.
      2. A piece or an attachment, such as a cap or ferrule, meant to be fitted to the end of something else:
      3. To furnish with a tip.
      1. To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline:
      2. To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another:
      3. To aim or thrust (a lance) in a joust.
      1. To diverge from the vertical or horizontal; incline:
      2. To move or walk:
      3. To cause to slope:
      1. To give a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal to; make diagonal; cause to slope:
      2. To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience:
      3. To have or go in a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal; slope.
      1. A long-handled implement with a row of projecting teeth at its head, used especially to gather leaves or to loosen or smooth earth.
      2. A device that resembles such an implement.
      3. To gather or move with or as if with a rake:
      1. A series of names, words, or other items written, printed, or imagined one after the other:
      2. A considerable number; a long series:
      3. To make a list of; itemize:
      1. To bend or slant away from the vertical.
      2. To incline the weight of the body so as to be supported:
      3. To rely for assistance or support:
      1. To cause (someone) to have a certain tendency: dispose:
      2. To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
      3. To cause to lean, slant, or slope:
      1. The rounded posterior portion of the human foot under and behind the ankle.
      2. The corresponding part of the hind foot of other vertebrates.
      3. A similar anatomical part, such as the fleshy rounded base of the human palm or the hind toe of a bird.
    See also:

    straight

Another word for cant

Noun
  1. Insincere talk

  2. Private language

      1. A kind of language occurring chiefly in casual and playful speech, made up typically of coinages and figures of speech that are deliberately used in place of standard terms for added raciness, humor, irreverence, or other effect.
      2. Language peculiar to a group; argot or jargon:
      3. To use slang.
      1. A specialized vocabulary or set of idioms used by a particular group:
      1. The specialized language of a trade, profession, or similar group, especially when viewed as difficult to understand by outsiders:
      2. Nonsensical or incoherent language:
      3. A hybrid language or dialect; a pidgin. Not in technical use.